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|Title:||Serial measurement of serum fructosamine and glycosylated haemoglobin as indices of glycaemic control in diabetic pregnancy.|
|Authors:||Thai, A.C. |
|Source:||Thai, A.C., Lui, K.F., Low, E.G., Ng, W.Y., Kek, L.P. (1991-11). Serial measurement of serum fructosamine and glycosylated haemoglobin as indices of glycaemic control in diabetic pregnancy.. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 20 (6) : 732-735. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||Management of diabetic pregnancy requires objective information regarding blood glucose levels with the aim of achieving strict euglycaemia. Self-blood glucose monitoring and measurement of glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1) are two methods widely adopted in clinical practice. Serum fructosamine assay was recently introduced as a parameter for assessing short-term glycaemic control. Our study compared serial measurement of serum fructosamine with HbA1 as indices of short-term glycaemic control in a group of diabetic pregnant women prospectively from early/mid-trimester till delivery. Patients performed self-blood glucose glucose concentration of the preceding two weeks were assessed. Our results showed that both serum fructosamine and HbA1 gave comparable information regarding short-term glycaemic control. Serum fructosamine estimation did not offer any distinct additional advantage as a retrospective index of diabetic control in the management of diabetic pregnancy.|
|Source Title:||Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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